johnb_summers wrote:What puts my of is the quality of the software that runs this forum, if you type a reply and submit when someone else has submitted a reply this program crashes and you lose all that you typed, happen to me a lot and has really stopped me posting reply's.
The [lack of] quality in phpBB3 isn't in dispute, we all know how bad, horrid and ugly it is. The reason folks run phpBB3 is because it has zero effort required to stand up a LAMP stack and get phpBB3 running (on day one when you're an unknown small board computer manufacturer with an, apparently, "simple" mission).
Nobody looks at the maintenance, the theming, the useless search engine, the number forums and subforums (or should that be fora?) and all the associated stuff you have to do to run a massive forum (when you're a small board computer manufacturer with 10 million units out there).
The foundation (Liz and others) keep promising us that "Raspberry Pi Forum 2.0" with all the badness removed and a better theme is coming, that project has stalled and is running even longer over schedule than the official display screen.